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  • Tough times continue for people of East Timor – WA Today. March 24, 2017. When invading Indonesian troops parachuted into Dili in 1975 Filomena Gomes fled into East Timor's cloud-shrouded mountains and for four years scrounged food and cooked for guerrilla fighters.
  • Taiwan top court hears landmark gay marriage case – BBC News. March 24, 2017. A panel of judges at Taiwan's top court are hearing a case that could make the island the first place in Asia to introduce gay marriage.
  • Man fined $500 for West Papua protest at Indonesian consulate – Melbourne Age. March 23, 2017. A man is refusing to pay a $500 fine for trespassing at an Indonesian consulate to protest against its presence in West Papua, saying Australia has sold him out.
  • Petition seeks NZ govt stand on abuses in West Papua – Radio New Zealand International. March 23, 2017. New Zealand's parliament has been presented with a public petition urging government action on the human rights situation in West Papua.
  • Anti-graft agency is a tyrant: House deputy speaker Fahri Hamzah – Jakarta Globe. March 23, 2017. House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Fahri Hamzah has likened the national antigraft agency to a tyrant after one of its prosecutors mentioned his name and the name of fellow Deputy Speaker Fadli Zon in relation to a tax evasion case currently before the court.
  • Indonesia still struggles to close gender equality gap: UNDP – Jakarta Post. March 22, 2017. The latest Human Development Index (HDI) report released by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) says Indonesia is still struggling to close its gender equality gap.
  • Anti-cement plant rally goes on after farmer's death – Jakarta Post. March 22, 2017. Following Tuesday's death of a farmer demonstrator, about 100 NGO activists joined the Central Java farmers' protest across from the State Palace on Wednesday, protesting a cement factory that they deem as endangering the villagers' livelihood.
  • Indonesia gives tobacco bill a shot – Jakarta Post. March 22, 2017. The tobacco bill is not dead yet, despite the government's earlier claim that it would kill the bill.

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